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Archive for June 10th, 2019

Githunt – Chrome Web Store – discover new github projects in your technology area of interest

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/10 Githunt – Chrome Web Store: Replace the new tab with a list of trending repositories on github belonging to any technology that you chose.

More information: [WayBack] How to get trending GitHub projects in your Chrome new tab screen with GitHunt


via: [WayBack] This is how I discover new and interesting open source Delphi/Pascal projects – install Githunt and it replaces my ‘new tab’ page, there I set the langu… – Edwin Yip – Google+

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

“Nobody” Can Ping My Windows 10 Computer

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/10

A problem with ICMP can be that you if you allow File and Printer Sharing, that ICMPv4 and ICMPv6 for both Private and Public networks are only allowed for the Local subnet.

For Domain networks, however it is allowed for Any subnet.

You can see the difference in this picture:

The solution presented at [WayBack] Nobody Can Ping My Computer – Technet MSDN library is to add a less restrictive set of rules:

  1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, click Inbound Rules in the tree, and click New Rule in the Actions Pane.
  2. Click Custom and click Next.
  3. Click All programs and click Next.
  4. For Protocol type, select ICMPv4.
  5. Click Customize for Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) settings.
  6. Click Echo Request, click OK, and then click Next.
  7. Under Which local IP address does this rule match? and for Which remote IP address does this rule match click either Any IP address or These IP Addresses. If you click These IP addresses, specify the IP addresses and click Add, then click Next.
  8. Click Allow the connection, and then click Next.
  9. Under When does this rule apply?, click the active profile, any or all profiles (Domain, Private, Public) to which you want this rule to apply, and then click Next.
  10. For Name type a name for this rule and for Description an optional description. Click Finish.
  11. Repeat steps for ICMPv6, selecting ICMPv6 for Protocol Type instead of ICMPv4.

You can also add these rules using the netsh advfirewall command as shown at [WayBack] How to Allow Pings (ICMP Echo Requests) Through Your Windows Firewall


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ms office – Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/10

Via [WayBack] ms office – Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel – Ask Different a few keyboard tips.

Lets start with the shortest one:

  1. Put the focus on the cell (click, use arrow keys, etc)
  2. Press space
  3. Press CommandZ or ControlZ to undo the change

This probably is unintended, but works great: all text is now selected, so you can copy/cut with Command-C/CommandX.

Now the “official” way:

  1. Put the focus on the cell (click, use arrow keys, etc)
  2. Press ControlU or F2 to edit the cell (the cursor is now at the end)
  3. Press ShiftAltHome or ShiftControlHome (to select all text)
    note: Home can also be FnLeft.

Other selections you can make while the cell is in edit mode:

  • Press ShiftAltEnd or ShiftControlEnd (to select to the end of the cell)
    note: End can also be FnRight.
  • Press ShiftAltRight or ShiftControlRight (to select one word to the right)
  • Press ShiftAltLeft or ShiftControlLeft (to select one word to the left)
  • Press ShiftAltDown or ShiftControlDown (to select to the same position on the line below)
  • Press ShiftAltUp or ShiftControlUp (to select to the same position on the line up)

Keyboard symbols (more at [WayBackCommand, Option, & Shift Symbols in Unicode):

  • Shift
  • ^Control
  •  – Alt which is the same as Option
  •  – Command
  • Fn – Function


Posted in Apple, Excel, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Office, Office 2011 for Mac, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Did Apple remove dashboard in MacOS Catalina? – Appleosophy

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/10

It was fun while it lasted: [WayBack] Did Apple remove dashboard in MacOS Catalina? – Appleosophy

I especially like the iStat Pro (though unsupported) widget, and that you can have a dashboard without the need to go on-line.

Related: [WayBack] Dashboard (macOS) – Wikipedia

Via: [WayBack] Apple verwijdert dashboard met widgets uit macOS Catalina – Computer – Nieuws – Tweakers

If might be that Übersicht can help me, but I am not sure yet if there is a good iStat Pro equivalent for it.

Future links to investigate:


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